updated - May 22, 2013 Wednesday EDT
By Zanub Saeed
Two teenagers in the Atlanta area were arrested on Tuesday for stealing laptops and other electronic devices from customers at a Starbucks store, said WSBTV.com Channel 2 and the East Atlanta Patch blog.
On Tuesday, a barista at a Starbucks store on Moreland Ave. in Atlanta chased after two teens he saw running after the suspects. Duane Burns, a customer at the store at the time, said WSBTV, said he saw the entire incident while he as working in his Apple iPad, and heard a scream, said the report.
"All of a sudden the barista was around the corner bolting through the front door. Chased the dude out into the parking lot," Burns told Channel 2. "I saw him grabbing the guy's car door, kicking the car. As it's pulling out, he's still kicking the door and then I realize someone's laptop had been stolen."
This was the second evening the Starbucks branch was robbed, by the same two teens, said the Patch report, and had stolen laptops as well. Local police arrested two teenagers who were running away from the scene of the crime and from a stolen car, said WSBTV. The officers found a laptop and iPad when they arrested the suspects, and were charged with stealing three laptops from coffee shops on Monday and Tuesday, said the report.
The suspects also went and tried to steal from the San Francisco Coffee. Co. on Tuesday along with Starbucks, prior to being apprehended. The teens' names were not released as they were juveniles, said the Patch report.
"One suspect was apprehended a short distance from the vehicle, but officers lost sight of the second suspect," Atlanta Police Department spokesman Officer John Chafee told the Atlanta Patch. "Officers set up a perimeter and requested a tracking dog. CSX Police responded with their dog and they were able to locate the second suspect and take him into custody."
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